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“Tsodilo – Die flüsternden Felsen der Kalahari”

Tsodilo – Die flüsternden Felsen der Kalahari

Rüdiger Lorenz, Faranak Djalali (Deutschland) - 15 min

Thursday, 12. Nov. 2009 from 14:00 Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

In Botswana, on the northwest border of the Kalahari Desert, four hills dominate a huge plain. In a circumference of 150 kilometres, there is nothing but an endless, flat bush savannah. The highest rocky peak towers almost like a weather-beaten 400 m high pyramid above the surroundings. Even today, this is a sacred place for the bush people, comparable to the Ayers Rock in Australia. Tsodilo, the whispering rock. On and around the Tsodilo, one can find more than 4,000 petroglyphs. Some of them are older than 20,000 years, and they depict single humans, but mainly animals, such as giraffes, elephants and antelopes. This film makes the world heritage made of stone and colours come alive.